Portugal in Depth (ZP)

11 days from Lisbon to Lisbon

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This vacation shows you all of Portugal at a relaxed pace, thanks to the well-planned, 2-night stopovers in Lisbon, Oporto, and the Algarve, and overnights also in Tomar, Viseu, and Evora. Start in Lisbon and see the interior and almost the entire coastline of Portugal.

Throughout this Portugal tour, you’ll visit the must-see attractions, including the Ossuary Chapel in Evora, with its walls covered with thousands of human bones and skulls; the Sanctuary of our Lady of the Rosary in Fatima, a pilgrimage site where apparitions of the Virgin Mary were reported by three local children in 1917; the Church of Sao Francisco in Oporto, the city's most important gothic temple with construction beginning in the 14th century; and Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. Built in the 16th century and now regarded as Lisbon’s most important landmark, it was traditional for Portuguese seafarers to pray in the chapel before their departure to the unknown.

Enjoy the Roman ruins of Conimbriga, tour the excavations, view the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent museum. Spend time in the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and take an excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. For those interested in food and wine, Globus has arranged some special treats for you. Enjoy an olive oil tasting in Belmonte (birthplace of Pedro Alvares Cabral, discoverer of Brazil), a wine tasting at a Port wine cellar in Oporto, and more.

All of this and much more await you on this wonderful, in-depth Portugal tour!

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 DESTINATIONS & SIGHTSEEING

Sightseeing:

LISBON
Welcome dinner; guided sightseeing, visit the Alfama quarter and Jeronimos Monastery; [LF] enjoy a cocktail and farewell dinner

OBIDOS
Walking tour of the medieval town

ALCOBAÇA
Visit the Church of Santa Maria Monastery

NAZARÉ
Lunch break

FATIMA
Visit the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary

TOMAR
Visit the Convent of Christ

CONIMBRIGA
Visit the Roman ruins and the museum

COIMBRA
Visit the University Library

OPORTO
Guided sightseeing, visit the Church of Sao Francisco and the Arabian Hall in the Stock Exchange; [LF] wine tasting at Sandeman & Co.

GUIMARAES
Walk through the medieval center

QUINTA DE AVELEDA
[LF] enjoy Portuguese tapas with wine and explore its splendid gardens

VISEU
Dinner at a local restaurant

BELMONTE
Visit the Jewish Museum; [LF] olive oil tasting

CASTELO DE VIDE
Walk through the Jewish quarter

EVORA
[LF] visit Cork Factory, guided walking tour, visit the gothic cathedral, the Sao Francisco Church, and the Ossuary Chapel

ALGARVE
Excursion to the Promontory of Sagres, Cape St. Vincent, and Lagos

AZEITAO
Visit a tile workshop

Headsets throughout the tour

Transportation:

Motorcoach. Free Wi-Fi available on your motorcoach and in most hotel lobbies.

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

Full buffet breakfast daily; 5 three-course dinners with wine, including welcome and farewell dinners in Lisbon, and a special dinner in Viseu

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description.

Day 1

Arrive in Lisbon, Portugal. Welcome to Lisbon! At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner with wine at your hotel.
Dinner Dinner

Day 2

Lisbon. Lisbon was the center of Europe’s longest-lived overseas empire. Portugal’s imperial ambitions date back to Prince Henry the Navigator’s 15th-century discoveries in West Africa. Morning sightseeing with a Local Guide features a drive through the Baixa quarter’s main squares. Then, enjoy a walk through the cobblestone alleys of quaint ALFAMA, the popular quarter of the seamen and Fado singers. Drive along the grand Avenida da Liberdade up to Pombal Square, and stop for pictures of Belem Tower and the Monument of the Discoverers. Also visit JERONIMOS MONASTERY with the tomb of Vasco da Gama. An exciting optional excursion to the royal palace of Queluz is available, as well as dinner at a typical taverna with Fado-style entertainment.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 3

Lisbon–Obidos–Alcobaça–Nazaré–Fatima–Tomar. Stop in medieval Obidos and go back in time as you pass the main gate in the impressive perimeter wall and walk along the narrow streets. Continue to Alcobaça to visit the CHURCH OF SANTA MARIA MONASTERY, built in the 12th century for 999 Cistercian monks. See the elaborate tombs of King Pedro I and his Castilian lover, Inês de Castro. The fishing harbor of Nazaré is the perfect place for a leisurely lunch break. In the afternoon, mix with the pilgrims at the country’s hallowed national shrine, Fatima’s SANCTUARY OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY. Overnight in Tomar, the historic seat of the mighty Order of the Knights of Christ.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 4

Tomar–Conimbriga–Coimbra–Oporto. Visit the hilltop CONVENT OF CHRIST with its famous Manueline Window. Farther north, the ROMAN RUINS OF CONIMBRIGA are eloquent testimony to centuries of Roman influence. Tour the excavations, admire the well-preserved mosaics, and visit the excellent MUSEUM. Continue to Coimbra, strategically situated on a hill overlooking the Mondego River. After a visit to the gilded baroque LIBRARY of its 700-year-old university, drive by ancient Buçaco Forest on your way to Oporto, Portugal’s second-largest city. Tonight, why not join an optional cruise on the Douro River, followed by dinner at one of Oporto’s fine restaurants?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 5

Oporto. Sightseeing with a Local Guide includes a panoramic drive to the mouth of the Douro River, the soaring cathedral, the richly decorated CHURCH OF SAO FRANCISCO, and the STOCK EXCHANGE with its contemporary ARABIAN HALL, inspired by Granada’s Alhambra. Next, visit [LF] the famous Sandeman & Co. PORT WINE CELLAR to taste the Port wine produced from grapes of the Douro Valley.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 6

Oporto–Guimaraes–Vila Real–Viseu. In Guimaraes, often referred to as the “Cradle of Portugal” because of its association with the country’s first king, Alfonso Henriques, enjoy a walk through the medieval center. Next, [LF] taste Portuguese tapas with wine at the Quinta da Aveleda WINERY and visit its splendid GARDENS. From here, a scenic road through the port wine vineyards leads to Viseu, where a special dinner with local specialties and wine awaits you at Forno da Mimi restaurant.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 7

Viseu–Belmonte–Castelo De Vide–Evora. This morning, stop in Belmonte, today a symbol of Jewish awakening, for a visit of the JEWISH MUSEUM. Also enjoy [LF] an OLIVE OIL TASTING, for which the area is famous. Afternoon break in Castelo de Vide, with time to walk through the Jewish quarter with its white-washed houses and its medieval synagogue. Before arriving in Evora, the cultural center of southern Portugal and a former royal residence, visit [LF] a CORK FACTORY and learn about the many ways this material can be used.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 8

Evora–Algarve. A massive wall surrounds Evora’s medieval center, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Follow your Local Guide on a walking tour through its narrow alleys to the Roman Temple, the early gothic CATHEDRAL, Portas de Moura fountain, and SAO FRANCISCO CHURCH. Visit the OSSUARY CHAPEL, whose walls are covered with thousands of human bones and skulls. Next, proceed across the arid Alentejo plain to the Algarve, Portugal’s most popular vacation area, and check in to your hotel with rooms overlooking the ocean. Tonight, why not try one of the seafood restaurants for which the Algarve is famous?
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 9

Algarve. Coastal Excursion. Highlight today is a visit to the wind-swept PROMONTORY OF SAGRES, where Henry the Navigator lived and planned his overseas expansion. Only a few miles away is Cape St. Vincent, the southwestern corner of continental Europe, a dramatic cliff defying the waves of an ever-angry Atlantic Ocean. Time in pretty Lagos before returning to your hotel.
Breakfast Breakfast

Day 10

Algarve–Azeitao–Lisbon. Take the scenic route over the Serra da Arrábida and savor sweeping views of the Tróia Peninsula. Catch glimpses of the castle at Sesimbra, which recall fierce medieval battles between Christians and Moors and stop in Azeitao to visit a traditional TILE WORKSHOP. After crossing the Bridge of April 25th, you’re back in Lisbon. Tonight, enjoy [LF] a spectacular panoramic view at Varanda restaurant while having a cocktail and a special farewell dinner with wine with your traveling companions.
Breakfast Breakfast Dinner Dinner

Day 11

Lisbon. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

 Tour Director

With Globus, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

RUI VEIGA

Escorting tours for more than 20 years

"I am passionate about the Iberian Peninsula, and I am privileged to have a life where I get to escort people through this wonderful region. Come and let me share this passion with you!"

Tour Director -  RUI VEIGA

 Accommodations

ALGARVE

AGUA HOTELS RIVERSIDE

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

EVORA

M\'AR DE AR AQUEDUTO

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

LISBON

MUNDIAL

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

Situated in the center of Lisbon, the hotel looks out over the historic St. George's castle and is just steps away from Rossio Square. Among its outstanding amenities are the panoramic Varanda de Lisboa restaurant, offering stunning views of the old city and excellent cuisine, as well as a bar and wine cellar, where wine tastings with an expert sommelier are available. Tram Nr. 28 starts its route in front of the hotel, providing an ideal way to explore the city.

OPORTO

NH COLLECTION PORTO BATALHA

Hotel as shown or similar
Superior First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

TOMAR

DOS TEMPLARIOS

Hotel as shown or similar
First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

VISEU

GRAO VASCO

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First-Class
Free Wifi  Free Wifi

 Optional Excursions

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